Pose Estimation with Radial Distortion and Unknown Focal Length

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Pose Estimation with Radial Distortion and Unknown Focal Length
This paper presents a solution to the problem of pose estimation in the presence of heavy radial distortion and a potentially large number of outliers. The main contribution is an algorithm that solves for radial distortion, focal length and camera pose using a minimal set of four point correspondences between 3D world points and image points. We use a RANSAC loop to find a set of inliers and an initial estimate for bundle adjustment. Unlike previous approaches where one starts out by assuming a linear projection model, our minimal solver allows us to handle large radial distortions already at the RANSAC stage. We demonstrate that with the inclusion of radial distortion in an early stage of the process, a broader variety of cameras can be handled than was previously possible. In the experiments, no calibration whatsoever is applied to the camera. Instead we assume square pixels, zero skew and centered principal point. Although these assumptions are not strictly true, we...
Klas Josephson, Martin Byröd
Added 09 May 2009
Updated 10 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CVPR
Authors Klas Josephson, Martin Byröd
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